This is my first post, I've been reading for the past week or so while i waited for my parts to come in
And now they arrived! So i have decided to join your awesome community since i want to OC this ***** like crazy! : p
This is my first build, built it meself.. ill try to post some photos later.. maybe one of you can look at it and tell me if i messed sumthing up!
So this is my build:
Fractal Define R4 Black pearl ATX mid tower
750w corsair PSU
Sabertooth Z77 mobo with I5 3570K with stock cooler
(will get a coolermaster evo 212 in a couple days untill i get the balls to delid
then ill probably get water)
EVGA 650 GTX TI SSC
4x 2gb G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1333 9-9-9-24 (these were free, ill get better ones when i know more on what to get)
as for airflow i have the 2 lil fans in the mobo and two 120mm fans on the front panel pusing inwards plus the back fan pushing out
i followed the guide and it wasnt stable so i went 4.2ghz and core voltage at 1.265v
it booted so i ran prime 95 for a while (i was scared of the temps so i turned it off
) then i played sum games, it seems stable so i left it that way.
ill run a longer test tomorow.. but i heard some guy in a newegg video say that free stress tests like prime can hurt ur cpu?
should i get sumthing else?
i have a bunch of programs to monitor everything, AI suite 2, cpu-z, real temp and core temp plus the widget thingy
temps vary from 37 to 42 when idle which isnt so bad i guess
but they went up to 95 in prime after a few minutes..
when i get that cooler ill try to bump to 4.5-4.8
but for now should i slowly lower the voltage untill it doesnt boot and then crank it up a notch then test temps at full load?
thats it for now, sorry for the long post
any comment/tip on my setup will be greatly appreciated !